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are disproportionately affected by it. because in the u.s., jobs are related to insurance coverage, many women don't have it. so the majority of women depend on the very things that are now in the table. medicare, medicaid as well as contraceptive coverage. a lot of obama care, if you will, was focused on -- what do you call this -- preventive care medicine. the idea being that you can then cut the cost of healthcare if more americans got tested, got -- you know, funded, preventive measures such as contraceptives, and that's the reason why it was supposed to cover contraception to begin with because, if that is covered then you have less abortions. >> okay. and it would seems to me, it seems like, you know, it is obvious, that if you were to fund that, then the objection to abortion would lessen. >> but why do we need to have it with no co-pay? i mean, we can have this discussion about whether contraception should be covered period, but now, without a co-pay? 93 million prescriptions a year are distributed for the pill. it is pretty much universally used. it is not as if access is a problem. why are we m
something for me. perhaps this is for all of us to get our attentions off of ourselves and on toe something maybe bigger. >> but you know, debra, since the anti-abortion rights groups have made so much progress and at least according to the pro-abortion rights caucus, it's getting to the points in most of this country where it's very difficult if not impossible for women to get abortion because there's so many restrictions. why isn't your party fighting back? >> well, i think our party is fighting back. they voted very strongly against the legislation yesterday. it's very, very difficult as you're pointing out to get an abortion and in this legislation they want i'll say as me a woman you want me to die? i'm to go a hospital, my life is in danger, i have two other children but you'd rather see me die than perform an abortion on a child that i'm carrying. and i find it immoral, not moral, i find it very immoral to tell me that this is what my sir cull stances are going to be as a woman. and we are -- >> let knee ask you this. you don't see -- you say that the democrats in the house -- >> it
classrooms are more open to a diverse range of topics compared to boys in co-ed classrooms. the u.s. department of education rewrote the rules for title 9 in 2006 making single sex classrooms possible. more than 500 public schools now have single sex classrooms. so tara setmayer, is single sex education the best thing for children? >> i think offering options for both parents and school district to the design classroom structure that works best for those districts, keeping those options open is the best for students. >> i don't know. i mean i think the jury is out on this and i think we need more evidence based research. we've heard a lot of anecdotes about what works and doesn't and what works for one child may not work for another. >> there is no one size fits all in terms of education but this does give parents choices for what is best for their own child's educational needs. >> well, i generally agree that it promotes stereotypes. however, i think it can be beneficial for women in the areas of leadership and self-esteem. >> but we've had single sex ed now in public schools and p
election. many republican candidates are using healthcare as a key point in their campaigns. congresswoman norton you are a lawyer what is the supreme court likely to do? >> cokie, the affordable healthcare act will be approved if the court adheres to the long held presumption in favor of an act of congress. >> i think if the supreme court looks at what is constitutional and what is unconstitutional and sometimes it's questionable if they figure out the two well, i think they will make the right call that obamacare is unconstitutional and i think that is how the court will rule. i think this will be difficult to predict. there have been legal scholars who said they believe it's constitutional however this is a political court. and it's being brought up at a political time. >> i will not presume to know what the supreme court will do. but one federal court said it's unconstitutional and one said it isn't which is item court is going to look at it and i hope for the future of this country, the individual mandate aspect of this is ruled unconstitutional. >> you know, it's politically risky th
be victims of "pinkwashing" too, with the use of perky breasts in advertising to make them care about women's health. >> i think somewhere along the way, we, as a nation, decided men won't be interested in women's health unless there's something in it for them. and the thing that's in it for them is young, sexy breasts. i know plenty of men care about women's health, care about breast cancer awareness. you serve it up with a girl who looks like she should be in a car ad or a beer ad, i just think that sells us all short. >> and she warns against buying the cute, pink things available this time of year. >> kentucky fried chicken does breast cancer awareness. well, is kentucky fried chicken, is spending your money at kentucky fried chicken necessarily going to be the best thing you could be doing to help women and help women's health? maybe not. there's a new perfume out now from the susan komen foundation that has been slammed by one of the, by many of the pinkwashing websites because it has chemicals in it that are not necessarily helpful to women and women's bodies. >> experts report as ko
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